Applied Bioelectricity: From Electrical Stimulation to Electropathology

Hardcover | August 21, 1998

Contribution byH. Antoni, M.A. ChilbertbyJ. Patrick Reilly

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Electric currents and electromagnetic fields have been applied to biological systems, particularly humans, with both therapeutic and pathological results. This text discusses biological responses to electric currents and electromagnetic fields, including medical applications and shock hazards. It covers fundamental physical and engineering principles of responses to short-term electrical exposure and emphasises human reactions, although animal responses are considered as well, and the treatment covers reactions from the just-detectable to the clearly detrimental. An important new chapter discusses standards for human exposure to electromagnetic fields and electric current and demonstrates how these standards have been developed using the principles treated in earlier chapters.

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Electric currents and electromagnetic fields have been applied to biological systems, particularly humans, with both therapeutic and pathological results. This text discusses biological responses to electric currents and electromagnetic fields, including medical applications and shock hazards. It covers fundamental physical and enginee...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:582 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:August 21, 1998Publisher:Springer New York

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ISBN - 10:0387984070

ISBN - 13:9780387984070

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Impedance and Current Distribution.- Electrical Principles of Nerve and Muscle Function.- Excitation Models.- Electrical Properties of the Heart.- Cardiac Sensitivity to Electrical Stimulation.- Sensory Responses to Electrical Stimulation.- Skeletal Muscle Response to Electrical Stimulation.- Stimulation via Electric and Magnetic Fields.- High-Voltage and High-Current Injuries.- Standards and Rationale.